Jackson Markham

Jackson Markham of Dallas won the 91st West Texas Amateur that concluded on Sunday at

Midland Country Club in

Midland. He is rising senior at SMU. Texas Golf Association/Courtesy

MIDLAND — Jackson Markham of Dallas won the 91st West Texas Amateur that concluded on Sunday at Midland Country Club.

Markham, a rising senior at SMU, fired a final round of 70 for a 54-hole total of 3-under 213 to win by a stroke over Travis Woolf of Fort Worth (69-73-72). Markham had previous rounds of 73 and 70.

Three golfers tied for third at 2-over 218 — Midland’s Rick Houston (72-77-69), Odessa’s William Adams (73-72-73) and Midland’s Neil Dufford (76-72-70).

Tyler’s Bill Sharpe tied for 16th with a 6-over 222. Sharpe had rounds of 73-72-77.

Chuck Palmer of Dallas won the Senior Division in a playoff with Ed Brooks of Fort Worth as the two tied at 4-under 212. Palmer, who won on the first playoff hole, had rounds of 70-71-71 with Brooks carding rounds of 73-69-70.

Doug Hopton-Jones of Mansfield won the Super Senior Division with a 3-over 219 (73-74-72). Tom McGraw of Montgomery was runner-up at 5-over 221 (75-74-72).

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